In modern medicine it has become increasingly important to measure the psychological benefits of reconstructive intervention in terms of its impact on patients’ mental health, self-esteem and social interaction. The effect on psychological outcomes such as behavioural, cognitive, family and emotional problems is questionable, while social adjustment and interaction ability to interact are demonstrated to be affected. Studies conducted on self-esteem in children present a complicated view on the developmental perspective, and results from clinical reports and measures of the notion of self-esteem in children with a cleft are often contrasting or even contradictory.
Citation: Niemelä BJ, Skoog V, Henriksson TG, Wahlsten VS (2011) A Clinical Report: Mental health, Self-esteem and Social Interaction in Adolescents with CL/P in the Context of Re-constructive Surgery. J Depress Anxiety 1:102